I’ll be at the NSBA T+L (Technology and Learning) conference in Nashville, TN next week (October 16-19). This is one of my favorite educational technology conferences of the year. It’s known for the quality of speakers and sessions, and large exhibit hall with great companies like Generation YES to talk to.
I’m presenting a session at T+L on student technology literacy —
Meeting the NCLB Technology Literacy Mandate – Keeping it Real, Research-based, and Relevant in the Governors E room on Thursday, Oct. 18th at 10:30AM. All participants will receive a free TechYES student technology guide.
This is the same program that Iowa students presented last week with Dennis Harper, and I wrote about in this blog, Iowa Technology Conference – Students Present Tech Literacy Projects. We are still working on getting those videos online!
Also at T+L, Gary Stager, one of the authors of the TechYES materials, will receive a 20 Educational Leaders to Watch for the Next 20 Years award from the National School Boards Association at this conference. Gary was a huge contributor to helping us figure out how to make TechYES a project-based technology literacy program that celebrates creativity in the learning process and at the same time provides authentic assessment tools that respect students and teachers. Congratulations!
I’ll be in booth #1057 in the co-sponsor section of the exhibit hall. Hope to see you there!